The Life And Times Of Samuel Gompers

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  • 1. 
    What was the first labor union that I joined?
    • A. 

      American Federation of Labor

    • B. 

      Immigrant Workers United

    • C. 

      Local 15 Cigarmaker's Union

    • D. 

      Knights of Labor

  • 2. 
    In the early 1881, what did I do to help members of labor unions?
    • A. 

      Created a benefits program for workers in good standing

    • B. 

      Created a nine hour work day

    • C. 

      Shut down tenement houses throughout the area

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In the early 1880s, I tried to convince which branch of government to outlaw tenement houses in New York City?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Legislative

  • 4. 
    How did I want labor strikes to be structured?
    • A. 

      Controlled by the union shop organization

    • B. 

      Highly decentralized

    • C. 

      Highly centralized

    • D. 

      Controlled by the Federal Government

  • 5. 
    What caused the downfall of the National Labor Congress, of which I was part?
    • A. 

      The movement to create an eight-hour work day

    • B. 

      Disillusioned workers

    • C. 

      The Haymarket Square Strike

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What happened in 1886 to the labor movement?
    • A. 

      I created the largest cigarmaker's union in US history

    • B. 

      I joined the American Federation of Labor and became president

    • C. 

      The Legislative Branch took over full control of labor strikes

    • D. 

      The International Workers of the World became the most powerful labor union in the US

  • 7. 
    According to fellow union members, I was a
    • A. 

      Socialist

    • B. 

      Capitalist

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      Moderate - fell between Socialism and Capitalism

  • 8. 
    Which political and economic device did I support during the aftermath of the Spanish-American War?
    • A. 

      The Trust

    • B. 

      The Organized Strike

    • C. 

      The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    In 1912, which President did I and the rest of the labor movement help to elect with strong support from labor?
    • A. 

      Calvin Coolidge

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Herbert Hoover

  • 10. 
    Which actions of the government helped to eliminate child labor?
    • A. 

      The Keating-Owen Act of 1916

    • B. 

      A Supreme Court Decision in 1918

    • C. 

      The La Follette Seamen's Act

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 11. 
    In what way was I recognized for my efforts on behalf of labor during the war, and in fact, throughout my life?
    • A. 

      I was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.

    • B. 

      I was the labor representative at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

    • C. 

      I was given a Medal of Honor by President Wilson in 1918.

    • D. 

      All of the Above.